20 October 2010

Luke really wasn't in THAT much danger

"When Darth Vader (David Prowse) revealed his secret to Luke, Hamill was hanging onto a pinnacle above mattresses placed on cardboard boxes about 30 feet off the ground."

From a photo set at Vanity Fair.


  1. Here's what I don't understand: if Darth Vader was that powerful, why didn't he just use the force to keep Luke from falling? He can strangle subordinates with his mind but he can't levitate his son?

    (And no, I don't have too much time on my hands and yes, I DO have a life. I'm just that prolific a thinker. :)

  2. Amy: What I've gathered from my multiple viewings is that Vader wanted his son to come along willingly. Coming along willingly meant he was more likely to survive, because if he wasn't going to turn to the dark side the emperor would have him destroyed. Vader had a soft nougaty center under that hard shell the whole time.


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